Top 58 universities in the Netherlands: Rankings & Acceptance rate

University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1University of AmsterdamAmsterdam
2Utrecht UniversityUtrecht
3Delft University of Technology65%Delft
4University of GroningenGroningen
5Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhoven
6Free University AmsterdamAmsterdam
7University of TwenteEnschede
8Wageningen UniversityWageningen
9Radboud UniversityNijmegen
10Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdam
11Maastricht UniversityMaastricht
12Leiden UniversityLeiden
13Tilburg University65%Tilburg
14Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Professional EducationAmsterdam
15Hanze University of Applied Sciences, GroningenGroningen
16Fontys University of Applied Sciences85%Venlo
17HU University of Applied Sciences UtrechtUtrecht
18HAN University of Applied SciencesArnhem
19AVANS University of Applied SciencesBreda
20ArtEZ Institute for the ArtsArnhem
21Saxion UniversityEnschede
22Nyenrode Business UniversityBreukelen
23Windesheim University of Applied SciencesZwolle
24Utrecht School of the ArtsUtrecht
25Amsterdam School of the ArtsAmsterdam
26NHL Stenden University of Applied SciencesLeeuwarden
27INHolland University of Applied SciencesHaarlem
28IHE Delft Institute for Water Education15%Delft
29Design Academy Eindhoven35%Eindhoven
30Rotterdam UniversityRotterdam
31Royal Academy of Art The HagueDen Haag
32Zuyd UniversityHeerlen
33Hogeschool Leiden, University of Professional EducationLeiden
34The Hague University of Applied SciencesDen Haag
35Gerrit Rietveld AcademyAmsterdam
36NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences65%Breda
37University of Humanistic StudiesUtrecht
38HZ University of Applied Sciences75%Vlissingen
39Ede Christian UniversityEde
40Codarts University of the ArtsRotterdam
41TIAS School for Business and SocietyEindhoven
42Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied SciencesVelp
43Driestar Christian University85%Gouda
44Hotelschool The HagueDen Haag
45Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences45%Apeldoorn
46HAS University of Applied SciencesDen Bosch
47University of ArubaOranjestad
48Aeres University of Applied Sciences65%Dronten
49Viaa University of Applied SciencesZwolle
50University of Professional Teacher Education PABO ZwolleZwolle
51American University of the Caribbean - School of MedicineCupecoy
52Manrix AcademyUtrecht
53De Kempel University of Applied SciencesHelmond
54IPABO Amsterdam, University of Teacher EducationAmsterdam
55Iselinge University of Professional Teacher EducationDoetinchem
56Islamic University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam35%Rotterdam
57Xavier University School of MedicineOranjestad
58Aureus University School of Medicine35%Oranjestad

The best cities to study in the Netherlands based on the number of universities and their ranks are Amsterdam, Utrecht, Delft, and Groningen.

Average cost of living for students in the Netherlands is $711 + $135-964 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).